(Lauren Evans) Misdemeanor charges against a Harlem man accused of fatally beating transgender woman Islan Nettles have been dropped, due to confusion over who was involved in the assault.

The Manhattan DA will continue to investigate homicide charges against 20-year-old Paris Wilson, DNAinfo reports, but the case has been complicated by the confession of a second suspect who claims that he was the assailant, despite the fact that he was too intoxicated to remember the attack.

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